Patrick Blanchard

Cook County’s Top Watchdog Suing Berrios For Ignoring SubpoenaCook County Inspector General Patrick Blanchard says Joe Berrios has been dodging a subpoena for nearly a year. Now Blanchard is taking the Cook County Assessor to court.
County Inspector General Wants Answers About Commissioners' Expense AccountsCook County commissioners reportedly ran up more than $98,000 in expenses without providing a shred of paperwork.
Report: County Highway Workers Dumped Chemicals At Maintenance YardsA new report accuses Cook County highway workers of dumping chemicals at maintenance yards.
County Inspectors Accused Of Taking Cigarette Tax BribesTwo Cook County revenue investigators have been fired for allegedly accepting “thousands” of dollars in bribes — hush money from convenience stores and other outlets selling cigarettes without paying the local tobacco tax.
County Official Fired For Improper FundraisingA Cook County human resources official has been fired after an inspector general's probe found she told several county employees last year that they were expected to donate $100 in campaign cash to outgoing Board President Todd Stroger.